There are 200 charges in all for 3 suspects accused of using fraudulent credit card numbers to buy prepaid visa cards, gift cards and other merchandise from the Goldsboro Target a week ago.
Police say Jaonta Scarlett, and Kevin Anderson are charged with a total of 93 charges each including obtaining property by false pretense and financial card forgery . Anessa Niranjan is charged with 14 counts of aiding and abetting obtaining property by false pretense. Scarlett's bond is now 593-thousand dollars. Anderson's bond is 530-thousand dollars and Niranjan is being held on a 75,000 dollar bond.
Police say a fraud ring has been using stolen credit card numbers to purchase thousands of dollars in gift cards and merchandise at a Goldsboro Target store. Police learned of the fraud after a man in Sierra Vista, Arizona said his stolen card was used in Goldsboro.
Jaonta Scarlett, Anessa Niranjan, and Kevin Anderson were arrested last Thursday after leaving the Target on Sunburst Drive. Police say Scarlett and Anderson hit the store for $5,962.52 worth of pre-paid debit cards and merchandise on April 6th and 7th, and then again last Thursday from another $3,310.61. They say Niranjan was the driver in the fraud.
When arrested police say they found in their truck $8,250.00 worth of pre-paid Visa Target cards, another estimated $4,000 in merchandise and 143 other assorted gift cards.
Police say the stolen credit card numbers were used to make purchases until the cards were declined. Then police say they would use another stolen credit card number to make purchases until it also too was declined.
Police say additional charges against the trio are expected in Goldsboro while police say Scarlett and Anderson, along with other unidentified individuals have been seen at other Target locations including Garner, Rocky Mount, Greenville, and Wilson.